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Jo Koy is a well-known Filipino-American stand-up comedian.
He is well known for being a part of several Comedy Central episodes. Apart from this, he has released various Netflix Originals including 'Jo Koy: Live From Seattle', 'Jo Koy: Cmin' In Hot', and 'Jo Koy: In His Elements'.
He is well known as one of the panelists in Chelsea's Lately roundtable discussion show 'E!'s Late Night Show Chelsea Lately'. Apart from this, he has appeared as a guest in several weekly podcasts. In addition, he supports several charities.
He was born in Tacoma, Washington. He began his career by performing in Las Vegas after graduating from high school. He gradually came to the notice of the talent coordinator and he was invited to be the part of the television show 'BET's Comic View'.
The comedian has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He primarily earns from his successful stand-up career. He also earns from his podcasts and Netflix original shows.
Not much is known about Koy's annual earnings. However, his primary source of income is his stand-up career and podcasts.
Jo Koy stands t a height of 6 ft 4 in (195 cm).
As of 2022, Jo Koy is 51 years old. He was born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington.
Jo Koy was born on June 2, 1971, in Tacoma, Washington. He was born to Jack Herbert and Josie Harrison. He is a Filipino-American since his father was an American while her mother belonged to the Philippines. His father was a military man in the air force. Koy has three siblings named Robert Herbert, Rowena Cook, and Gemma Herbert. After Koy, finished high school, his family moved to Spanaway and then to Las Vegas. He was admitted to the University of Nevada, Los Angeles. However, due to his passion for stand-up comedy, he dropped out of school. His mother supported him to move ahead in his career.
As of 2022, Jo Koy is dating Chelsea Handler. The couple made their relationship official through an Instagram post in September 2021. Prior to this, Koy was engaged to Angie King. Koy has one son named Joseph Herbert Jr. from his previous relationship. Herbert Jr. was born on April 21, 2003. Koy resides along with his son in Los Angeles, California.
Koy is best known as a stand-up comedian.
In 1994, Jo Koy began his stand-up career in Las Vegas. Subsequently, he secured his permanent position on 'Catch A Rising Star'. After this performance, he even rented the Huntridge Theater. He used to sell the tickets for his show door-to-door.
He landed the first-ever tv appearance after he was noticed by a talent coordinator. He first appeared on the show 'BET's Comic View'. He appeared for two consecutive seasons of this show. He starred in several TV shows such as 'Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza'. During the USO Tour, he performed in front of troops which featured in several VH1 namely 'I Love The 70's, 80's, 90's', 'World's Dumbest', and in several episodes of 'New Millennium'.
Besides, he was also a part of the Montreal comedy festival 'Just For Laughs.' He won the Gemini Award for this series. Apart from this, he was a regular guest at the 'E!'s Chelsea Lately'. He has appeared in more than 100 episodes of this roundtable discussion.
He gave a performance on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' in 2005. In 2012, he collaborated with TV host, Michael Yo to start a weekly podcast named 'The Michael You and Jo Koy Show'. He's made appearances on other show such as 'The Joy Behar Show', 'World's Funniest Fails', 'Last Call With Carson Daly', 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Moreover, he was a guest on the podcast named 'The Adam Carolla Show'. Besides, he joined the 'Podcast One' as its host. Moreover, he also starred in various comedy specials including 'Comedy Central: Don't Make Him Angry', 'Lights Out', and 'Jo Koy: Live From Seattle'. The Netflix Original 'Jo Koy: LIVE From Seattle' got released on a worldwide scale in 2017. In 2019, he released the Netflix thing 'Jo Koy: Cmin' In Hot'.
In the same year, he gave two performances at the Wheeler Opera House. Again, in 2020, he released 'Jo Koy: In His Elements', a Netflix Special comedy show. It featured several Filipino-American comedians and DJs alongside.
In addition, the comedian has been a part of several films namely 'Virginia' and 'Wake' in which he portrayed the roles of Chester Blinder and Peter Lewis respectively. In the later years, he was also seen in 'Anastasia: Once Upon A Time' and 'Easter Sunday' portraying the characters of Vladimir Lenin and Joe Valencia. His television role includes Bob in the 2020 show 'Mr. Iglesias'. He also appeared in the other television show 'Josep' in 2022.
In 2019, he hosted a philanthropic event Hilarity For Charity. It was a comedy show which featured several comedic guests. The event was held at The Jon Lovitz Club, California. The earnings from ticket sales were entirely donated to The Children's Hospital of Orange County.
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